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Stutter steps in pandemic marathon

Test your short-term memory with this last installment of the 2021 year in review, covering September through December. It includes the continuing waves of Covid-19 spread and some wins in the “back to normal” department, including the return of... Full story

 

On The Mark: Music and dancing bring joy to center

Last week, residents of Cromwell's Cardinal Court and Villa Vista care complex were treated to the rousing music of Florian Chmielewski's accordion and his banter between numbers. Lots of laughter,...

 

Year in review: Summer provides a bit of normal

Our monthlong march through 2021 looking back at past issues of the Pine Knot News continues today with the next four months of the year, May through August. It was a summer that saw a return of many... Full story

 

History Mystery

Here are a couple of photos from the Carlton County Historical Society that aren't neccessarily "mysteries" as they are just interesting portaits of people in a certain time. But the museum does have...

 

Wrens Nest: Winter brings much work on farms

At a recent Carlton County Board of Commissioners meeting, one member asked the audience, “What do farmers actually do in the winter?” While I was initially a taken aback by the question ...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Our sympathies to the family of Liz Thom, 76, who died Jan. 5, 2022. Her nursing career included serving as a school, clinic and home care nurse in Cromwell and for Carlton County Public Health. She...

 

Year In Review: Pandemic continued its impact in 2021

After a rough, Covid-19- pandemic-ridden 2020, the year 2021 was destined to be better, right? Well, the jury hasn’t reached a decision yet. There were highs and lows, as the pandemic continued to alter life as we knew it before 2020. There’s a... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Here’s a heartwarming story to start off the new year. Brandon Gresczyk was out fishing with his boys on Woodbury Lake when they saw an injured swan. His wife and a son followed its tracks to the br...

 

A merry little Christmas bite

Volunteers threw a massive dinner party on Christmas Day in Cloquet, for anyone who wanted to attend. In total, more than 450 people enjoyed ham and meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll...

 

On The Mark: Enjoying a musical challenge

On Monday evening last week, the Cromwell-Wright School gym hosted choral and instrumental performances of young people of all ages. The bleachers on the gym's south side were crammed with parents,...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

I was encouraged to see so many folks attending Christmas Eve services in our area churches. It seems that we sometimes forget the reason for the season, but when folks come together to worship together it renews our faith in humankind. Now we can lo...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

As this year comes to a close in just a few days, I wish you safe travels and gatherings and a very merry Christmas. Worship services on Christmas Eve at Bethlehem are at 4 p.m. and at Bethany at 7...

 

DAV offers free Christmas dinner

Veterans don’t let a little thing like a closed dining hall stop one of the biggest community meals of the year. When the Carlton County Disabled American Veterans chapter learned that the usual site of the annual Christmas dinner in Cloquet was a... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

There are several opportunitiesto buy local 2022 calendars. First, you can purchase the Extreme Teen Youth event calendar by calling Liz at 218-428-6733. You can contact Lake Country Power for its...

 

History Mystery

This latest photo from the Carlton County Historical Society may be just "interesting" rather than a mystery. The only information on the back of the picture is the likely location, "Scanlon." Do you...

 

Cold follows wind-whipped snowstorm

Snow removal crews were out in Cloquet Monday in the West End on Avenue C after a weekend storm left a few inches on the ground across Carlton County, the first significant snowfall of the season....

 

Photographers deck the walls at Pine Knot

The Knot Gallery's current exhibit features two area photographers whose subjects are all "out of doors." Colorful and majestic framed landscapes by retired Raiter Clinic physician Dan Malkovich hang...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

The Women of Bethlehem will be hosting the annual Christmas bazaar, brunch and bake sale 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 11. Gently used or new Christmas items can be brought in at any time. They...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Last week I won a Jennie-O turkey at the Village Pump Saloon in Tamarack. The turkeys needed to be picked up at the Farmers Co-op in Wright, so when I left the co-op board meeting, I grabbed the...

 

Volunteers drive DAV's gift of holiday meals

The Carlton County DAV set a record with this year's community Thanksgiving: 900 meals served. And they did it in half the space they usually have. Because the kitchen and dining hall at Zion...

 

Celebrate the holidays in Cloquet today

It looks like Mother Nature is giving Santa time to celebrate in Cloquet before the snow falls. Santa's Home for the Holidays festivities are in full swing after kicking off Thursday night with Mrs.... Full story

 

Santa's coming home again

Don't worry, Kids, Santa is making his way to Carlton County again. The Santa's Home for the Holidays festivities are back, thanks to the United Way of Carlton County. "The United Way is proud to... Full story

 

Wright-Cromwell News

It was 18 years ago Nov. 22 that my mom, Katharine Dahlman, suffered a stroke in her Southview Apartment. She spent the next five months in the Sunnyside nursing home before she died. Ironically,...

 

Weekly radio reporters

Mystery solved, and by a subscriber at that. Del Prevost is the lone male in the two pictures printed last week that we received from the Carlton County Historical Society. He said Cloquet High...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

We got our first measurable snowfall Nov. 13, and we got at least 6 inches of the soft wet snow, great for making snow creatures. Sympathies to the family of Ed Priem, 69, Cromwell, who died Oct. 29....

 

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